Archive for April, 2013

Learning German in Berlin: The Good and The Bad

Learning German in Berlin: The Good and The Bad

Before I moved to Berlin, all I ever heard was how multicultural, creative and international the German capital city is. Stepping off the plane and through immigration, I was more than a little worried. My knowledge of the German language didn’t go past Kindergarten and Gesundheit.

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My Asia Encounter

My Asia Encounter

While still in high school, I knew that whatever I was going to do for a living had to include living overseas for extended periods of time or at least require international travel. I was curious about foreign people of every type and description, and I badly wanted to discover new and unfamiliar places.

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TV and language

TV and language

Unless Thierry Henry drops me a text for a candlelit dinner, all non-essential social engagements on Monday evenings for the next month have been cancelled. There are some commitments that are etched in stone. As the theme music of each episode of Game of Thrones begins, even Thierry would be hard-pressed to drag me away.

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German Culture: Etiquette Tips

German Culture: Etiquette Tips

One of the most fascinating things about travel is getting to explore the many different cultures and traditions of each country, and one of the best ways to learn about the people and what they’re like is to learn their cultural etiquette.

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